One Story Early Years

Ages 1-5; 2-year scope and sequence

Jesus Collective

Introduce your youngest children to the grand story of Jesus and God’s love for everyone with the Early Years curriculum from One Story.

Packed with engaging storytelling, free play activities and fun crafts, the curriculum is designed to build trust and familiarity with biblical characters and stories, laying the foundation for the One Story Kids curriculum.

One Story Early Years has a 2-year scope and sequence with lessons for weekend and midweek groups. Weekend lessons are separated into 3 age ranges: 1 year olds, 2-3 year olds and 4-5 year olds. The 1 year old plan has one lesson for the month, while 2-3s and 4-5s have a different lesson each week. Many of the activities are suitable for all these age ranges so, if you have a mixed Early Years group, take a look at the other lessons and mix and match your activities.

What are the lessons like?

One Story Early Years lessons comprise the following sections:

  • Leader’s Overview – To provide the God Story, Key Verses and Leader Tips for the lesson.

  • Life Story – This part of the lesson includes two free-play activities and a large group activity, all designed to introduce the key learning objective for the lesson, the ‘Big Idea’.

  • God Story (Circle Time) – This part of the lesson includes music, a story from the Bible and a Key Verse activity. Leaders can choose to run the music and story sections themselves, show the Sing Along and Storytime videos or do a combination of both, depending on what works best for the group.

  • My Story | Our Story – This section contains a craft activity and, if time permits, a large group game. There is a short prayer to finish the lesson; leaders can choose to say the prayer themselves with the children or show the prayer video.

Each lesson contains take home cards so families can follow up on the learning at home, and each series comes with social media graphics to download and share.

Content example: In this video, Dan shares the story of creation from Genesis 1.


There are 48 One Story Early Years series on the RaiseUpFaith platform so, to help you navigate this wealth of content, here’s our 2-year scope and sequence:

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